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Poster: ChefChappy Date: Jan 2, 2011 10:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: The Beatles and The Dead

Looking for some help. My Daughter is a big Beatles fan but in her 25 years never got interested in Jerry and the boys. I am trying one last time to interest her and for her 25th birthday I would like to make a cd of Grateful Dead/ Jerry covers of Beatles tunes. Any suggetions or best versions of songs would be gratefully appreciated.

thanks and I hope the New Year has started strong for everyone.

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Poster: Dudley Dead Date: Jan 2, 2011 1:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles and The Dead

I think you might turn her off the Dead forever, if you made a Dead do the Beatles comp. ! At most , they were nice tip of the hats, to the greatest studio Rock band . I think elbow is correct in his approach . I vote for "American Beauty ".

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Poster: ChefChappy Date: Jan 2, 2011 4:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles and The Dead

She's heard just about every studio effort, many live recording and has seen Further and Phil and Friend. I just thought if there was enough Beatles stuff she'd get a kick out of it.

Thanks for the feedback

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 2, 2011 5:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles and The Dead

For a birthday present, I'd concentrate on stuff you know she likes.

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Poster: William Tell Date: Jan 2, 2011 6:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles and The Dead

Ha! Spoken like my wife that insists far too often she "gets" something that I really like, frankly.

I will say, I have NEVER had the testicular fortitude to give her a present of ANYTHING related to the DEAD. Unless it was Donna's vocal cords in 1974, which she would've appreciated.

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 3, 2011 5:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles and The Dead

Yeah, I'm familiar with the "guy" gifting phenomenon ... have received over the years a good share of tools and hardware and other items I didn't have much interest in, and gradually trained spouse, who in turn has done an admirable job training our son, to make more appropriate selections, i.e., think jewelry rather than hardware department :) Sounds horribly sexist I suppose.
Happy New Year

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Poster: micah6vs8 Date: Jan 3, 2011 9:02am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles and The Dead

No, training is the most accurate. Poor boys (well, most of us) don't have a clue about some matters.
Sometimes it's the remembrance of interest and thought that constitutes the true gift, not the particular item. Sometime it's the darn item!

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 3, 2011 9:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles and The Dead

Yes, I've opened a number of gifts and forced myself to think immediately, "It's the thought that counts" ... though of course I could immediately see that hubby's "thought" was about the fun he would get out of the item :)

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Jan 3, 2011 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles and The Dead

"of course I could immediately see that hubby's "thought" was about the fun he would get out of the item :)"

I will leave it to others more salaciously minded than myself to take uncouth advantage of that particular hostage to fortune...

Happy 2011, D! I'm starting as I mean to go on. :-)

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Poster: ringolevio Date: Jan 3, 2011 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles and The Dead

I'm forewarned, then :) Happy New Year ...

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Poster: Pig Street ! Date: Jan 2, 2011 12:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles and The Dead

JGB >Dear Prudence
Dead> 3.31.85 Day-Tripper, sloppy but a frenzy effort for sure.

DO NOT scare you daughter with Bobby with DEAD trying Get Back in 89?

Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds if you are into the Vince era

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Poster: Jobygoob Date: Jan 3, 2011 12:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles and The Dead

This place is unreal sometimes...NOBODY here has any suggestions other than to forget about it?

Here's a few good ones right off the top of my iPhone at the moment:

Revolution - http://www.archive.org/details/gd1990-03-28.sbd.miller.87643.sbeok.flac16

Dear Prudence - Pure Jerry Vol II Lunt Fontaine

Lucy In The Sky - http://www.archive.org/details/gd95-06-28.schoeps.10154.sbeok.shnf

Rain - http://www.archive.org/details/gd95-06-30.schoeps.3376.sbeok.shnf

Hey Jude - 3/1/69 on complete Fillmore West recordings, bootleg widely available





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Poster: face of space Date: Jan 2, 2011 11:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles and The Dead

I don't think I've heard a good Beatles cover by the Dead. Dylan sure.

You might try your own Best of CD from studio albums; there's plenty there through the 80s to make a great CD. Or straight American Beauty or Garcia.

If she doesn't like the latter 2 and doesn't like improvisation, it's unlike that any single show will work, though it seems that Dick's Picks Volume 2 did work like a contact high.

I'm enjoying The Eleven from 10-13-68 right now, and who knows some standard show may be appropriate.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Jan 3, 2011 5:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles and The Dead

If she doesn't mind a little traffic in with her beatles try this one out. Very good Fantasy>jude from Foxboro

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1989-07-02.fob.nak300.andrewf.99912.flac16

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Jan 2, 2011 12:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The Beatles and The Dead

Here is an early thread on this subject. As you can see most folks who cared to respond did not think very highly of these versions.

http://www.archive.org/post/263237/beatles-covers